Cincinnati Reds 3, Houston Astros 0
Regular Season Game 78
Doubleheader Opener
Played on Friday, July 3, 1970 (N) at Riverfront Stadium

HOU N    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  1
CIN N    0  0  2    0  0  0    1  0  x  -   3  7  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Cedeno rf                     4   0   2   0       0   0       5   0
Morgan 2b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       5   3
Wynn cf                       3   0   0   0       1   1       0   0
Pepitone lf                   4   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
Menke ss                      4   0   0   0       0   1       1   6
Watson 1b                     3   0   1   0       1   0      11   0
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   2       0   0
Edwards c                     3   0   0   0       0   2       2   1
Wilson p                      2   0   1   0       0   1       0   0
  Geiger ph                   1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
Totals                       32   0   5   0       2   9      24  12

FIELDING - 
E: Watson (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Cedeno (3,off Nolan).
Team LOB: 7.

Cincinnati Reds              AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Rose rf                       3   1   0   0       2   0       2   0
Tolan cf                      4   2   2   0       0   0       6   0
Perez 3b                      4   0   2   1       0   0       0   1
Bench c                       2   0   0   0       2   0      11   0
May 1b                        4   0   0   1       0   0       5   1
Cline lf                      4   0   2   0       0   0       1   0
Helms 2b                      3   0   1   0       1   0       1   0
Woodward ss                   2   0   0   0       0   0       1   3
  Carbo ph                    0   0   0   0       1   0       0   0
  Chaney pr,ss                1   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Nolan p                       4   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       31   3   7   2       6   1      27   8

BATTING - 
2B: Cline 2 (2,off Wilson 2).
3B: Perez (2,off Wilson).
IBB: Helms (2,by Wilson); Carbo (3,by Wilson).
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING - 
CS: Rose (5,2nd base by Ray/Edwards).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Wilson L(2-4)                 6     5   2   2   4   0   0  27
Ray                           2     2   1   1   2   1   0  10
Totals                        8     7   3   3   6   1   0  37

WP: Wilson 2 (8).
IBB: Wilson 2 (3,Helms,Carbo).

Cincinnati Reds              IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Nolan W(9-4)                  9     5   0   0   2   9   0  34


Umpires: HP - Ed Sudol, 1B - Lee Weyer, 2B - Andy Olsen, 3B - Ken Burkhart
Time of Game: 2:11   


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                Cincinnati Reds          
1. Cedeno              rf        Rose                rf
2. Morgan              2b        Tolan               cf
3. Wynn                cf        Perez               3b
4. Pepitone            lf        Bench               c
5. Menke               ss        May                 1b
6. Watson              1b        Cline               lf
7. Rader               3b        Helms               2b
8. Edwards             c         Woodward            ss
9. Wilson              p         Nolan               p

ASTROS 1ST: Cedeno doubled to center; Morgan grounded out
(pitcher to catcher); Wynn flied out to center; Pepitone struck
out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 1ST: Rose grounded out (second to first); Tolan grounded
out (first unassisted); Perez grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Menke struck out; Watson flied out to center; Rader
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 0.

REDS 2ND: Bench grounded out (shortstop to first); May popped to
second; Cline doubled to right; Helms popped to second; 0 R, 1
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

ASTROS 3RD: Edwards flied out to center; Wilson singled to left;
On a bunt Cedeno singled to third [Wilson to second]; Morgan
forced Cedeno (shortstop to second) [Wilson to third]; Wynn
struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 0.

REDS 3RD: Woodward popped to catcher in foul territory; Nolan
grounded out (shortstop to first); Rose walked; Tolan singled to
center [Rose to third]; Wilson threw a wild pitch [Rose scored,
Tolan to second]; Perez tripled to right [Tolan scored]; Bench
walked; May flied out to right; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0,
Reds 2.

ASTROS 4TH: Pepitone singled to right; Menke flied out to
center; Watson walked [Pepitone to second]; Rader struck out;
Edwards struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

REDS 4TH: Cline grounded out (first unassisted); Helms singled
to left; Woodward flied out to right; Nolan forced Helms
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 5TH: Wilson struck out; Cedeno grounded out (shortstop to
first); Morgan flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 2.

REDS 5TH: Rose flied out to right; Tolan grounded out (shortstop
to first); Perez popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 6TH: Wynn walked; Pepitone forced Wynn (first to
shortstop); Menke flied out to center; Watson singled to first
[Pepitone to second]; Rader struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 2.

REDS 6TH: Bench flied out to right; May grounded out (shortstop
to first); Cline doubled to left; Helms was walked
intentionally; CARBO BATTED FOR WOODWARD; Wilson threw a wild
pitch [Cline to third, Helms to second]; Carbo was walked
intentionally; CHANEY RAN FOR CARBO; Nolan grounded out (second
to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 2.

ASTROS 7TH: CHANEY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); Edwards struck
out; GEIGER BATTED FOR WILSON; Geiger popped to catcher in foul
territory; Cedeno flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 2.

REDS 7TH: RAY REPLACED GEIGER (PITCHING); Rose grounded out
(pitcher to second to first); Tolan singled to center; Perez
singled to center [Tolan to third]; Bench walked [Perez to
second]; May reached on an error by Watson [Tolan scored (RBI),
Perez to third, Bench to second, May to first]; Cline popped to
second; Helms grounded out (pitcher to first); 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 3
LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 3.

ASTROS 8TH: Morgan struck out; Wynn grounded out (third to
first); Pepitone flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Astros 0, Reds 3.

REDS 8TH: Chaney struck out; Nolan flied out to right; Rose
walked; Rose was caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop);
0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 3.

ASTROS 9TH: Menke flied out to center; Watson grounded out
(shortstop to first); Rader grounded out (shortstop to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Reds 3.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           0   5   1    7
 Reds             3   7   0   10


Data courtesy of Retrosheet